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    Last year, my Mum gave my driving lessons for my birthday. I made it to 5 or 6 lessons I think, but I couldn't do it.

    The instructor kept on having a go at me and I felt under pressure. I was so nervous of something bad happening. Each time he told me his car was brand new and I was worried I'd accidentally do something.

    I kept on stalling his car. Then every lesson, I got so nervous I'd stall, I'd take ages finding the bite point or changing gear.

    The 4th lesson was really good. I was out in the countryside, up to 5th gear, going 50-60mph, I loved it. It's just when it came to crossings, towns, schools etc, I got so nervous!

    Are Driving instructors meant to make you feel like this? I gave up with the lessons but are they meant to sigh, and shake their heads? Once I indicated to go around a bus that was parked - I thought this was something you'd do, and he shouted at me? He said I shouldn't have done this because people behind me would think I was turning right. If they did, all they'd have done was slowed up a little? It wouldn't have caused any incidents?
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    Your driving instructor should never make you feel nervous or pressured. They should support you and encourage you, not make you feel bad. Everyone makes mistakes when learning to drive, it's part of the learning process!

    Do you know anyone who is having driving lessons/passed their test recently? It's a good idea (if you can) to ask people you know what their driving instructor is/was like and if they would recommend them. If not, just keep trying different instructors until you find one that you are comfortable learning with.

    After all, you're paying them to teach you and help you learn to drive, not to scare you and make you uncomfortable
 
 
 
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